I was 17 years old when I joined the Royal Air Force, 17 years later my career was cut short. During my time as Aircrew operating on the Chinook Helicopter, I saw military operational tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Suffering for years with “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder” symptoms, it was after a tour in Afghanistan, I was diagnosed with the condition, this led to several different treatments, but none worked for me. During one of my lowest points in-between stays at mental institutions, Talking2minds were brought to my attention.
The treatment I received on the change programme stopped my nightmares and PTSD, my life was returned and I was able to start rebuilding. I haven’t looked back; now a qualified Master Practitioner I have the skills to help others suffering from their traumas and I volunteer with Talking2minds.
Fitness and sport have been a daily part of life, having competed at several at differing levels. I like to push my boundaries and test myself; the ultimate test will be the South Pole Race. The race will enable the team to explore new limits, not only in fitness but in our mental capabilities in an unforgiving environment.
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I started writing Even The Daylight Appeared Dark after an overdose in 2005, I completed just a few chapters and then it gathered virtual dust on my hard drive until 2009. In 2009, I found my answers through the charity Talking2Minds, my strength returned and with support and encouragement from friends, I blew off the virtual dust and set about finishing what you now can read. The story takes you on a very honest journey through my Life, the Military, Depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).